The Flyers picked up another preseason win with a lot of the contributions coming from young players trying to solidify their spot on the NHL roster. The standouts from Wednesday’s win at MSG in our Postgame Review.
With the first four days of training camp and two preseason games in the books, it’s provided some clarity on who the Flyers third-line center options appear to be, based on both the on-ice sessions at camp and GM Ron Hextall’s comments.
On Monday, the Flyers open rookie camp and Phil Myers is among the participants. But for him, rookie camp and the subsequent training camp to follow will take on a new meaning with a possible roster spot on the line.
For the Flyers, the conversation seemingly grows every year with more and more prospects nearing the NHL level. That is no different this season, as training camp will feature a number of prospects vying for the chance to make the NHL roster. Here are five prospects to watch throughout training camp…
Six years ago, then Flyers GM Paul Holmgren made a trade that is widely regarded as the worst in franchise history when he sent James van Riemsdyk to Toronto for Luke Schenn. The Flyers president is among the many in Flyers management excited to have JVR back in Orange and Black.
With no short-term options available in the free agent market or through a trade at this time, the Flyers focus shifts to internal options for filling out both the bottom-six forward group and defensive pairings.